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in, out, about.

Today is a quiet day at Ignite Villas. We’re catching up on housework and watching greenfinch squabbling at the bird feeder. It’s just what the doctor ordered after a busy…

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indie bookshops

We’re always looking for new ways to promote what we do and publicise our authors’ work. Recently, we’ve been teaming up with local independent bookshops, putting on events where we…

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new year, new plans

Happy New Year to you all! (yeah, we know we’re twelve days in already – what can we tell you?) And yes, world news is a horrorshow, but here in…

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hot off the press

Or – more accurately – currently at the press. The seventh collection of poems from Steve Pottinger will be officially published in January 2024, but is at the printers right…

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a word from our sponsors

The clocks have gone back, the world’s going to hell in a handbasket, and here we are – still in the business of selling books. We’ve got two things to…

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a little gem

Yesterday evening, we popped along to Script Haven bookshop in Worcester – we say ‘bookshop’, but it’s a thriving community hub which serves good coffee and great cake and supports local…

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out on the road

One of the major challenges for small presses is how to let as many people as possible know what you’re up to. A loyal customer base is a good starting…

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tricky times

It’s not easy being an independent publisher right now. We’re not the first small publishing house to point this out – it’s a regular theme on Twitter, and a pressing concern…

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no holds barred

There’s one thing that connects all the Ignite titles, however disparate and scattergun they may seem to be at first glance. Every last one of them is an example of…

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writing, and life

Last Thursday, a bar in Deptford hosted the London launch of Glyn Brown’s book Dancing Barefoot. What was it like? Why would an author put themselves up on a stage…

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cats, newspapers, deptford

You might not expect those to line up in one holy literary trinity, but we’d argue it’s long overdue. Now, thankfully, the wait is almost over. And that’s down to…

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into orbit

Last Saturday, Glyn Brown launched her book Dancing Barefoot at an event in Whitstable. We’re fairly confident – though we’re waiting for official confirmation from the relevant authorities – that…

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